Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2008 Oct;37(4):284-287.

A Case of a Cavernous Hemangioma in the Distal Jejunum Detected by Double-Balloon Enteroscopy in a Patient with Small Bowel Obstruction

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jinlee@medimail.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Primary neoplasms of the small intestine are relatively rare. Early diagnosis and treatment of small bowel disease is difficult due to the low sensitivity of conventional examination methods. Double-balloon enteroscopy allows an exact examination of the small intestine, including a biopsy and other procedures, and the use of this technique provides an improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel disease. We report a case of a cavernous hemangioma of the distal jejunum that was detected by the use of double-balloon enteroscopy in a patient with recurrent periumbilical pain and small bowel obstruction that was treated by a small bowel segmental resection.


Cavernous hemangioma; Double-balloon enteroscopy
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